Shelley's Francolin

(Francolinus shelleyi)

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Francolinus shelleyi
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Scientific Information

Other Names: Peliperdix shelleyi

Subspecies: Two now generally recognized, but up to seven once described; F. s. shelleyi - Patchy and broken, central Kenya and northern Tanzania, south to Mozambique and Natal; F. s. whytei - Northern Zambia and Malawi, Southeastern DROC (Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire). Past races include - uluensis, macarthuri, canidorsalis, trothae and sequestris; all now considered as shelleyi.

Range: See above

Habitat: Grasslands and open woodlands.

Status in Wild: Widespread and locally common.



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